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Nectar vs. Loom & Leaf Mattress Comparison

If you’re wondering whether to buy the Nectar or Loom & Leaf memory foam mattress, look no further. We cover everything you need to know in this comprehensive comparison.

Nectar and Loom & Leaf are both memory foam mattresses with cooling gel foam layers. The Nectar is one of Mattress Advisor’s best value mattresses, and Loom & Leaf is one of our top-rated memory foam mattresses

In this comparison, you’ll learn which mattress provides better pressure relief, spinal alignment, and motion isolation, as well as which is more budget-friendly. These beds have very different strengths, so we’ll conclude by sharing which one we recommend for different kinds of sleepers.


Quick Overview: Nectar vs Loom & Leaf

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty

Nectar

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.7 / 10
Summary

Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period

Firmness

Medium firm: 5.5-6/10

Type

Gel memory foam

Trial Period

365 days

Warranty

Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress

Loom & Leaf

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.2 / 10
Summary

Luxury memory foam mattress made by Saatva

Firmness

Relaxed firm: 6/10; Firm: 8/10

Type

Memory foam mattress with cooling gel; available in relaxed firm or firm

Trial Period

180 days

Warranty

15-year limited warranty

Key Similarities

  • The Nectar and Loom & Leaf are both memory foam mattresses with cooling gel. They are each constructed with a plush top cover, comfort layer, transition layer(s), and base layer
  • Both mattresses scored about average for cooling. While the gel infusion in the comfort layers absorbs some of your body heat, they still earned around 7.5/10 for cooling.
  • They each do a good job of supporting all sleeping positions. You can choose a medium-firm feel with both brands. This is considered the universal firmness level since it combines the benefits of both soft and firm mattresses.  
  • Nectar and Loom & Leaf both provide free shipping for their mattresses, except in Hawaii and Alaska. 

Key Differences

  • The Loom & Leaf mattress is offered in two firmness levels: relaxed firm and firm. Nectar is only available in medium-firm, which is comparable to the Loom & Leaf relaxed firm option.
  • Loom & Leaf is a branch of the luxury mattress brand Saatva, while Nectar is a budget brand from Resident
  • Loom & Leaf mattresses are manufactured in the USA. Nectar mattresses are partly sourced and produced abroad and are distributed from their warehouse in Washington state.   
  • Nectar scored significantly better than Loom & Leaf on our motion transfer test. It also scored higher for pressure relief. On the other hand, Loom & Leaf outperformed Nectar in the spinal alignment category.
Nectar mattress on a bed frame

The Nectar Mattress Review Highlights

  • Nectar’s Lifetime Warranty is its standout feature. You are protected against defects from normal use for the entire time you own your Nectar mattress
  • Nectar also offers a 365-day sleep trial. That’s a whole year to test out your new mattress before committing to it!
  • Nectar scored 8.5/10 on our rigorous pressure relief assessment. Mattresses that take stress off of pressure points are ideal for side sleepers and those with joint pain.
  • The Nectar also scored well in our motion transfer test. It absorbs movement, so you aren’t woken up when your precious pooch joins you on the bed at 2AM.
  • A mattress that quickly adjusts to changes in your position is high in responsiveness. Nectar received an 8.5/10 score in this category, which is good for memory foam.
  • Nectar also offers the Nectar Lush, guaranteed to give you your deepest sleep ever.
Loom & Leaf mattress

The Loom & leaf Mattress Review Highlights

  • Loom & Leaf offers 2 firmness options, so their mattress appeals to a wider range of sleepers. Stomach sleepers will especially appreciate the relaxed firm option, and back sleepers will likely prefer the firm mattress
  • As a luxury mattress brand, Loom & Leaf chooses high quality materials for their products. For example, they use organic cotton in their cover and premium foam in their core layers. 
  • The Loom & Leaf mattress received a nearly perfect score for spinal alignment. With 9/10 points, you can be confident that you’ll have good posture while you sleep and less back pain when you wake.
  • Loom & Leaf makes a very durable bed. You can count on it keeping it’s form over years of use, so there’s no need to worry about sagging or cracking of the memory foam. 
  • Most mattress companies either don’t offer white glove delivery or they charge around $150 for the service. When you buy a Loom & Leaf mattress, you get complimentary in-home set up and old mattress removal.

Compare Nectar and Loom & Leaf Sizes

Nectar Loom & Leaf
Thickness 11” 12″
Twin 39” x 75” 38” x 75”
Twin XL 39” x 80” 38” x 80”
Full 54” x 75” 54” x 75”
Queen 60” x 80” 60” x 80”
King 76” x 80” 76” x 80”
California King 72” x 84” 72” x 84”

Learn more about mattress sizes.


Compare Mattress Price

Check out how the prices differ for the Nectar and Loom & Leaf mattresses. These are the original costs without any discount codes.

Nectar Loom & Leaf
Twin $499 $849
Twin XL $569 $1,149
Full $699 $1,599
Queen $799 $1,699
King $999 $1,999
California King $999 $1,999

Compare Inside Construction

See what’s inside each of these all-foam mattresses in our layers breakdown.

Inside the Nectar mattress

Nectar Mattress Construction

  • Quilted Mattress Cover: A plush memory foam cover woven of breathable Tencel microfiber.  
  • Gel Memory Foam: A medical grade top layer of memory foam that absorbs and evenly distributes your body weight and heat. 
  • Transition Layer: A thick layer of Adaptive Hi-Core memory foam that conforms to your curves and prevents you from sinking too deeply into the mattress. 
  • Base Layer: A high-density foam base that adds stability and durability.
  • Bottom Mattress Cover: Specially designed to prevent the mattress from sliding off its foundation.
Inside the Loom & Leaf mattress

Loom & Leaf Mattress Construction

  • Organic Cotton Cover: A breathable, soft cover that is shielded by a botanical antimicrobial treatment called Guardin®.
  • Cooling Gel Layer: This top layer creates immediate coolness by absorbing your body heat and redistributing it across the mattress surface. It also targets your lumbar region with denser gel for enhanced support. 
  • Premium Memory Foam Layer: The second of multiple layers of memory foam provides contouring to your unique form.
  • Support Layers: Multiple polyfoam layers gradually become firmer. They prevent premature sagging and extend the lifespan of the mattress.

Compare Mattress Advisor Test Scores

See how these two mattresses scored on 14 important categories.

Nectar Loom & Leaf
Shipping 9 9.5
Trial Period 10 10
Return Policy 10 8
Warranty 10 10
Set-Up Test 8 10
Motion Transfer Test 8.5 5
Edge Support Test 9 6.5
Pressure Relief Test 8.5 7
Spinal Alignment Test 7.5 9
Responsiveness Test 8.5 8
Cooling Evaluation 7.75 7.5
Durability Evaluation 8.5 9
Customer Service Score 8.5 9
Social Impact Score 5 7
TOTAL SCORE 8.7/10 8.2/10

Pressure Relief and Sleeping Position

Sleeping position is an important consideration when shopping for the right mattress. We recommend the Nectar for side sleepers. It scored 8.5/10 for pressure relief, while Loom & Leaf only scored 7/10. Side sleepers really need extra cushion on their shoulders and hips; otherwise, they’ll fall out of spinal alignment and develop back and neck pain. Nectar’s mattress delivers in this area.

Stomach sleepers will feel the most comfortable on either the Nectar or the relaxed firm Loom & Leaf mattress. Both fall at about 6.5/10 on the firmness scale, meaning they provide enough softness to cushion rib and hip bones and enough support to keep the spine aligned. 

We recommend the firm Loom & Leaf mattress for back sleepers, who don’t need as much pressure relief as side sleepers. The firm option still contours closely to your natural back curves, but prevents too much sinkage, so your back stays aligned while you sleep.

Budget

There’s no question—the Nectar is the more affordable mattress. For those willing to pay a luxury price, the Loom & Leaf scored higher on spinal alignment and durability. It’s also constructed of organic and premium materials, which account for some of the added cost and luxury label. 

Motion Transfer

Couples and light sleepers should go with the Nectar. Not only did it perform really well on our motion transfer evaluation (8.5/10), but Loom & Leaf scored remarkably low (5/10). The Nectar is going to do a much better job of eliminating movement-related disturbances during the night. If you sleep alone or are a very heavy sleeper, this may not be a big deal for you.

Trial Period and Warranty

If you are concerned about warranty coverage, it’s hard to beat Nectar’s lifetime warranty. Loom & Leaf provides a 15-year mattress warranty. Most mattresses last about that long, so you’re really getting coverage for the full mattress lifespan. 

Nectar also offers a 365-day sleep trial. If you need a long time to make decisions, or if you’d like to test the mattress in multiple seasons, this is a good option for you. If trial period isn’t as important, Loom & Leaf still gives you a generous 120-day sleep trial.

Finally, consumers who want a luxury delivery experience, or who simply need extra help setting up their mattress, will enjoy Loom & Leaf’s free white glove delivery service. Nectar delivers your mattress compressed, rolled, and boxed. You’ll need to carry it inside, unbox it, and unroll it on your foundation. It will take around 24 hours to fully inflate.

Summary Review: Which Mattress is Best?

Still unclear about which of these beds is for you? These are our recommendations by sleeping position, budget, sleep environment, and buying experience.

Nectar has better pressure relief for side sleepers, and Loom & Leaf has better spinal alignment for back and stomach sleepers. Nectar is definitely the lower cost mattress. Both beds have an average score for cooling. Nectar offers a lifetime warranty and yearlong sleep trial, and Loom & Leaf gives you free white glove delivery

Hopefully you now have a good idea of which of these is the best mattress for you. Regardless of what you choose, we trust that you’ll have sweet dreams in your future!

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